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The new normal?

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posted on 26/3/20

Been a while since we discussed football on here.
I don't go to Witherspoons they are not pubs they are morgues with beer barrels, sincerely hope there's a backlash for tht Brian May haired fookwit.
Indy will be on the backburner for a while i think

posted on 26/3/20

I need them to get into debt.

Also need them to be employed.

comment by Miller (U9310)

posted on 26/3/20

Wetherspoons will get a mild social media backlash but probably get similar business it always got.

I actually hope that sending someone that bought a ticket a link to stream if they don't attend should become norm at football.

posted on 26/3/20

I hope there is a change in perception from both the public and government.

What this crisis has shown is that its not just public services that are stretched but soceity as a whole.

The people we depend on for our everyday lives, supermarket workers, carers even call centre workers are 1 weeks pay from poverty.

The minimum wage is a joke and should be set in line with the living wage. Even then there should be further restrictions that frontline staff in any business should have a minimum salary based on a % of executive and leadership reward

Also though i hope this make the general public more sympathetic. The tories have sucessfully directed the ire of the poor on people like firefighters, nurses and junior doctors in the past.

People who turned on the junior doctors a few years back saying things like i dont get paid £30+ k why are they complaining. I have to work every weekend why shouldn't they. Those people will have forgotten how they turned on them now but if you reminded them of their comments i bet they will feel terrible.

These people trained for 6+ years and in many cases will have a mountain if student debt. They work ridiculously long shifts and your life is in their hands so its important they have some form of balance. But know the tories knew they could use peoples jealousy and selfishness against them and it worked.

The NHS have been heroes in this and there is no amount of money and shift patterns that will recompense for being in the front line.

Equally the people keeping the shops open, transport running, internet and comms going are also heroes. I just hope they realise now that just because someone has it better than you doesn't mean they arent being treated unfairly. Just like you are. Fight for both though not against each other

Bit of a rambling ranty post but wanted it said.

posted on 26/3/20

The new normal will be the old normal, austerity, austerity, austerity.

posted on 26/3/20

Toilet paper will surpass Bitcoin

posted on 26/3/20

I won't change. I will still enjoy summer holidays abroad. I will still hope for independence. I will still live life to the max and strive to further my career. I still intend to live in Cyprus in future

If anything this pandemic has made me more determined to do these things. Life is relatively short (yer a lang time deed) so I will make the most of the opportunities available rather than crawl into a shell.

That's just me though

posted on 26/3/20

I think we will all have more appreciation for the things we took for granted.

Things like having sport to watch almost daily and being able to go for a few pints with our mates.

It’s something we never imagined we would be unable to do.

I think I will continue to be more conscious of hand hygiene when this is done.

posted on 26/3/20

Much won't change. Folks who were not directly affected will be mocking the virus existence within weeks and just laughing at what they will consider a fiasco.

posted on 26/3/20

I can't wait until the cruising spots are open again

posted on 26/3/20

comment by lauders - your coefficient heroes once again (U9757)
posted 26 minutes ago
I need them to get into debt.

Also need them to be employed.
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I can only admire your determination to help even greater numbers of people.
Admirable

posted on 26/3/20

comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 32 seconds ago
comment by lauders - your coefficient heroes once again (U9757)
posted 26 minutes ago
I need them to get into debt.

Also need them to be employed.
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I can only admire your determination to help even greater numbers of people.
Admirable
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Every cloud

posted on 26/3/20

The current events are tragic and will take some time to come to terms with. Most of society, I think, will have been given a stark reminder of how short and precious life is. Most People will move on through time and eventually do much of the same that they did before the crisis. Some will be much more reflective and modify their behaviour and lifestyle. Just my thoughts.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 26/3/20

Bit of an assumption that the crisis will be over though the markets currently think so?

My prediction is that it will be a nightmare to get a tradesman for months after.

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 31 seconds ago
Bit of an assumption that the crisis will be over though the markets currently think so?

My prediction is that it will be a nightmare to get a tradesman for months after.
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By crisis, i just mean the threat of an imminent and horrific death.
Hopefully that will pass.

posted on 26/3/20

I have proven myself a fool at predictions in the past, so here goes. The majority of humans have shown themselves to crave social contact and therefore will go back to what they like to do best, whether that is attending sports events or participating. Financial hardships with persist for years for many. Front line workers/heroes will again go back to being taken for granted. For myself, I am in line with Call sign, enjoy life, travel if you can, walk the hills, play the game and remember when all else fails...JA606 will always be by your side

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Troy's Tanguy Tanganga of Tottenham (U6468)
posted 28 minutes ago
Toilet paper will surpass Bitcoin
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I think they'll both hit the skids, tbh.

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Barf Vader (U15867)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Troy's Tanguy Tanganga of Tottenham (U6468)
posted 28 minutes ago
Toilet paper will surpass Bitcoin
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I think they'll both hit the skids, tbh.
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posted on 26/3/20

Once the government switches off the financial tap (and they will), and testing is readily available I think things will return to a norm quite quickly.

Research, facilities, treatment and the holy grail of a cure are proceeding at a pace never seen before. Day by day now we read about things improving for the future although we still have to hit that "peak" in the sombrero.

Then there will be a massive backlog of work to be done. At that point, yes; you'll find it difficult to get a tradesman.

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 33 seconds ago
Once the government switches off the financial tap (and they will), and testing is readily available I think things will return to a norm quite quickly.

Research, facilities, treatment and the holy grail of a cure are proceeding at a pace never seen before. Day by day now we read about things improving for the future although we still have to hit that "peak" in the sombrero.

Then there will be a massive backlog of work to be done. At that point, yes; you'll find it difficult to get a tradesman.
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And there will be wage pressure due to market forces.Companies just coming out of this being having to deal with it

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 50 seconds ago
Once the government switches off the financial tap (and they will), and testing is readily available I think things will return to a norm quite quickly.

Research, facilities, treatment and the holy grail of a cure are proceeding at a pace never seen before. Day by day now we read about things improving for the future although we still have to hit that "peak" in the sombrero.

Then there will be a massive backlog of work to be done. At that point, yes; you'll find it difficult to get a tradesman.
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But will you still employ your butler?

posted on 26/3/20

comment by MaHeed'sNippin aka I’m the competen... (U3633)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 50 seconds ago
Once the government switches off the financial tap (and they will), and testing is readily available I think things will return to a norm quite quickly.

Research, facilities, treatment and the holy grail of a cure are proceeding at a pace never seen before. Day by day now we read about things improving for the future although we still have to hit that "peak" in the sombrero.

Then there will be a massive backlog of work to be done. At that point, yes; you'll find it difficult to get a tradesman.
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But will you still employ your butler?
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I will employ everyone I possibly can.

We've asked the few people who do stuff for us at home not to come, but I will still pay them. They need that money.

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by MaHeed'sNippin aka I’m the competen... (U3633)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 50 seconds ago
Once the government switches off the financial tap (and they will), and testing is readily available I think things will return to a norm quite quickly.

Research, facilities, treatment and the holy grail of a cure are proceeding at a pace never seen before. Day by day now we read about things improving for the future although we still have to hit that "peak" in the sombrero.

Then there will be a massive backlog of work to be done. At that point, yes; you'll find it difficult to get a tradesman.
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But will you still employ your butler?
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I will employ everyone I possibly can.

We've asked the few people who do stuff for us at home not to come, but I will still pay them. They need that money.
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Well done Sir....a selfless approach. Question is...would it work with the wife?

posted on 26/3/20

comment by New Magnum. The Mild Drover (U16400)
posted 44 seconds ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by MaHeed'sNippin aka I’m the competen... (U3633)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 50 seconds ago
Once the government switches off the financial tap (and they will), and testing is readily available I think things will return to a norm quite quickly.

Research, facilities, treatment and the holy grail of a cure are proceeding at a pace never seen before. Day by day now we read about things improving for the future although we still have to hit that "peak" in the sombrero.

Then there will be a massive backlog of work to be done. At that point, yes; you'll find it difficult to get a tradesman.
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But will you still employ your butler?
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I will employ everyone I possibly can.

We've asked the few people who do stuff for us at home not to come, but I will still pay them. They need that money.
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Well done Sir....a selfless approach. Question is...would it work with the wife?
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You should know

Wait

posted on 26/3/20

comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by MaHeed'sNippin aka I’m the competen... (U3633)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Gingernuts (U2992)
posted 50 seconds ago
Once the government switches off the financial tap (and they will), and testing is readily available I think things will return to a norm quite quickly.

Research, facilities, treatment and the holy grail of a cure are proceeding at a pace never seen before. Day by day now we read about things improving for the future although we still have to hit that "peak" in the sombrero.

Then there will be a massive backlog of work to be done. At that point, yes; you'll find it difficult to get a tradesman.
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But will you still employ your butler?
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I will employ everyone I possibly can.

We've asked the few people who do stuff for us at home not to come, but I will still pay them. They need that money.
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Good Man. And a very impressive gesture.

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